When does the next round of applications open?
Applications for the fifth cohort of Rebuilders will open in the summer of 2013. "Like" the Bush Foundation on Facebook or follow the Bush Foundation on Twitter to make sure you receive the announcement.
I do not live on my reservation; can I still apply to the program?
Yes. However, you must be still be in touch and engaged with your reservation, and be committed to working with your tribal government to improve conditions there.
What does living in or near my reservation mean?
It means that you live in the same geographic area as Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, and that that you are involved and up-to-date with what is going on at home.
If I am an Urban Indian, may I still apply?
What are the dates for the in-person sessions of the fourth cohort?
Rebuilder sessions will take place on the following dates (all sessions are Wednesday through Friday):
Looking at the dates for the program, what if I see that I have a conflict with one of the sessions?
If you are not able to make a session, we recommend that you apply the following year.
I do not know what my schedule will be next year; can I still apply to the program?
Yes. However, you will need to sign a commitment to attend all and entire sessions before you begin the program.
What costs are covered by the program?
In addition to covering the cost of instruction, materials and facilitation for Rebuilder events, the Foundation will also reimburse Rebuilders for the cost of transportation to and from events, as well as the cost of meals and lodging while at events.
Do I need an endorsement from my tribal council to apply to the program?
An endorsement from your tribal council is optional.
What does this "team application" mean?
This year, as an alternative to an individual application, you can apply with another person as a team of two. The members of the team should be a member of the Tribal Council and a community member. We have added this component to the program to strengthen collaborative efforts for nation-building within each tribe. Each member must fill in the entire application on their own; the only additional section they must complete, if applying as a team, is the section for team applicants. Team applications are encouraged, but not required.
Am I too old? Am I too young?
The minimum age to apply is 25; there is no upper limit.